Author Topic: Getting work done, and eliminating pests  (Read 262 times)

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Getting work done, and eliminating pests
« on: May 26, 2020, 05:38:12 PM »
I grew tried of tinkering with my old Poulan chainsaw and upgraded to a Stihl. Of course I picked the hottest day of the year to get it/ try it out but any day out of the house and being productive is a good day.

My goal was to get a pickup bed load of wood. I brought along my .25 FX Streamline just in case there were targets of opportunity. There was. I took out my first ground squirrel at about 40 yards. On the way out I encountered a huge flock of Eurasian doves. Some spooked and flew but others chose to perch on the barbed wire fence. I shot the first one and when it feel to the ground the others flew in to investigate. Pop went #2. The others didn't fly. Pop went #3. And so on it went. I ended up shooting 8 birds in under a minute. They were about 30 yards and were oblivious to the danger. The shots were easy and I give full credit to the DonnyFL Tatsu. I believe the birds would've flown on the first shot if not for the addition of the suppressor.

I did not keep any of the birds this time as a) it's boiling hot, and b) most were body shots and the breasts were all tore up. It was nice to forget about the overflowing wood in my truck even if for a few minutes.


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Re: Getting work done, and eliminating pests
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2020, 05:24:33 AM »
Funny you should mention Eurasian doves. Yesterday as well, I shot 9 in a matter of minutes. First time in a long time that I picked them up. They make excellent dog food!
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Re: Getting work done, and eliminating pests
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 07:43:03 AM »
Hmmmm...dog food. I actually thought about that very concept yesterday. What do you do prep them for dogs? Breast them out?
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Re: Getting work done, and eliminating pests
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2020, 07:54:51 AM »
Breast them out is correct. I boil them really slow with just enough water so they don't burn. I add a few drops of liquid smoke, as I find out my Italian Greyhound will eat just about anything with a smoky flavor. Sure is cheap dog food, albeit a messy cleanup.
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Re: Getting work done, and eliminating pests
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2020, 08:10:52 AM »
Hmmmm...dog food. I actually thought about that very concept yesterday. What do you do prep them for dogs? Breast them out?

I shared some of my Eurasian Doves with Rio the big goofy dog, and I don't know if it was consequential or not, but later he puked a few of times. He didn't eat much, and the birds were fully (I think) cooked.

Anyway, I'm envious you guys are shooting doves.  :'(
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Re: Getting work done, and eliminating pests
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2020, 05:57:47 PM »
Multiple conjunctions excepted.... If you would have added a few drops of liquid smoke, things would have been different!
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Re: Getting work done, and eliminating pests
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2020, 07:35:40 PM »
Tell Rio it's ok. Whenever I do salmon it seems that I puke too. Not from eating it, but from getting it. Usually the first day on the ocean for the year with a good ground swell going.



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Re: Getting work done, and eliminating pests
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2020, 08:05:58 PM »
Tell Rio it's ok. Whenever I do salmon it seems that I puke too. Not from eating it, but from getting it. Usually the first day on the ocean for the year with a good ground swell going.

I’m notorious for puking my brains out on Tuna trips.  35-50 miles out and I’m thinking I should just fall overboard and end the torture.  Usually at least a two hour ride back to shore.

Funny as hell watching me reel in an albacore, puke, grab a gaff, puke, gaff the fish, puke, then bleed the fish, puke. put the rod back out, Puke,  rinse repeat.
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